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February 12, 2002

The Morning News Guide to Urban Etiquette: New York City

Don't engage other passengers in mild conversation; they're preoccupied with the same activities and usually don't wish to be disturbed. The very act of riding the subway is a performance in itself. While many riders may secretly wish to have a chat with you (you may be very hot), they are far too involved -- as should you be -- in complete submersion in their chosen character: that of the mute.

Posted by Andrew Raff at February 12, 2002 12:06 PM